Autumn 2016 Newsletter – Western Power Innovation

Posted 2 November 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

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In September the battery and control systems for our Solar
Storage Project passed their Site Acceptance Tests. The project
aims to demonstrate a number of use cases representing
different ways the battery, installed at a solar generation site
near Glastonbury in Somerset, can provide a service to either the
solar site owner, the Distribution Network Operator or both. For
example the battery could be used to store some of the
electricity produced by the solar array at midday and release it
during the evening peak, getting a higher price for the energy for
the solar operator and reducing the load on the local
transformers.